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16:40 Stratford

Choose Your Horse With BetVictor's Betfinder Maiden Open NH Flat Race (Div 1) (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 70y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,500 added
  • Winner: £2,924
  • 2nd: £859
  • 3rd: £429
  • 4th: £215
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 2.32s
  • Off Time: 16:42:51
  • 8 Ran
1st
10/1

      2nd
      9/2

          3rd
          1

          Cavernous (IRE)

          468 h BF
          7/1
          • Form: 6-
          • Age: 6
          • Weight: 11-4
          • Trainer: B Pauling
          • Jockey: Nico de Boinville

          last pair, pushed along 6f out, soon ridden and no response, never a factor

          2

          Debden Bank

          103 BF
          20/1
          • Form: 9
          • Age: 5
          • Weight: 11-4
          • Trainer: M Keighley
          • Jockey: Conor Shoemark

          led, pushed along over 3f out, headed well over 2f out, losing place when hampered on inside soon after

          3
          • Form: P-
          • Age: 6
          • Weight: 11-4
          • Trainer: Olly Murphy
          • Jockey: Callum McKinnes

          pulled hard on heels of leaders, unable to quicken when bumped over 2f out, never troubled leaders after

          5
          11/10
          • Form: 63
          • Age: 5
          • Weight: 11-4
          • Trainer: Miss E C Lavelle
          • Jockey: Aidan Coleman

          tracked leader 1f, handy 3rd on inside, one pace when not clear run inside final 3f until well over 1f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong

          7
          33/1
          • Form: R
          • Age: 6
          • Weight: 11-4
          • Trainer: R Bandey
          • Jockey: J M Davies

          raced keenly tracked leader after 1f, pushed along to lead inside final 3f until over 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong

          8
          9/2
          • Age: 4
          • Weight: 10-10
          • Trainer: D Skelton
          • Jockey: Harry Skelton

          chased leaders on outside, 2nd 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace

          9
          10/1
          • Age: 4
          • Weight: 10-10
          • Trainer: Tim Vaughan
          • Jockey: Richard Patrick

          held up in last pair, good headway on outside over 4f out, chased leaders went 2nd over 1f out, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, ran on

          11
          80/1
          • Age: 4
          • Weight: 10-3
          • Trainer: S Flook
          • Jockey: Miss L M Pinchin

          reminders and struggling 5f out, always in rear

          4
          NR
          • Form: 74
          • Age: 5
          • Weight: 11-4
          • Trainer: J G M O'Shea
          • Jockey: Miss B Hampson

          Withdrawn

          6
          NR
          7/4
          • Form: 2
          • Age: 5
          • Weight: 11-4
          • Trainer: P F Nicholls
          • Jockey: H Cobden

          NonRunner

          10
          NR
          • Form: 6
          • Age: 4
          • Weight: 10-10
          • Trainer: M F Harris
          • Jockey: P J Brennan

          NonRunner

          In depth

          Verdict

          Shang Tang showed improvement on his second start at Exeter but STARSKY will likely be a short price in the first division of this bumper. He was beaten five lengths by Now Look At Me on his debut at Wincanton in November but the winner has since defied a penalty at Doncaster and looks one to follow. Big G is an interesting newcomer for the Skeltons being the first foal to race of a Flat and hurdles winner and Hazm is also worth a market check.

          Formwatch

          Cavernous (IRE) 6-4jfav (11-0) Disputed lead until 6f out, chased leader, led again 4f out, ridden along and headed well over 2f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 8, 21 1/2l behind Didtheyleaveuoutto (11-0) at Lingfield 2m (6) pol in Nov.

          Debden Bank 3-1fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along 10f out, some modest headway over 4f out, soon left behind by leaders, tailed off, 9th of 15, dist behind Those Tiger Feet (11-0) at Hereford 2m (5) sft in Nov.

          De Good Man Luke (FR) 8-1 (11-11) Mid-div, prog to jn ldrs 3rd, jnd ldrs 4th, ld sn after, b mstk 4out & lost all ch, pu well bef 2out, at Punchestown 3m mdn Soft - Heavy in Feb.

          Shang Tang (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 3f out, effort over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Young Lieutenant (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f (5) gs in Jan.

          Walkonthinice (IRE) 5-2jfav (12-0) Rn out 2, at Larkhill 2m 4f mdn gd in Dec.

          Big G Cityscape gelding out of Crazy.

          Hazm (IRE) Shamardal gelding out of Hikari.

          Girl Powre Great Pretender filly out of Annieegan.

          Get Up Them Steps 8-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 5f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 4th of 9, 7 3/4l behind Jimmy The Digger (11-0) at Ludlow 1m 6f (4) sft in Dec.

          Starsky (IRE) 11-8 (10-12) Made most until over 3 out, edged right over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 2nd of 4, 5l behind Now Look At Me (10-12) at Wincanton 1m 7f (5) gf in Nov.

          Stimulating Song 40-1 (10-7) Behind, ran on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 9, 5l behind Faire Part Sivola (10-7) at Wincanton 1m 7f (5) gd in Jan.